Wednesday, February 15, 2012

St. Valentines Day

Happy St. Valentines Day!


We celebrated Valentines day a little differently than I have in the past.


We still dressed in pink, and when I say we I mean Molly. We still made our own cards for Marshal to marvel over. And of course, we gave lots and lots of hugs and kisses.


But this year we did a sugar free Valentines day. No boxes of chocolates. No Hershey kisses. Not even a single candy heart.


I am a sucker for holiday candy. I usually go way over board and end up buying and eating way, way too much. So I vowed that for this holiday it would be sugar free. And I actually stuck to it.


Amazingly, it still feels like Valentines day and we didn't do any damage to our teeth. Now I'm determined to come up with a candy free Easter basket for Molly this year or at least do a "healthified" version.


So much love!
<3
Margaret

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A quick one before the weekend


Good morning, fresh eyes.


A sleepy morning face complete with a nice long sleep mark on the side of his fluffy little cheek.


He reminded me the other day of how quickly he's growing by sitting up on his own, not to mention he's been rolling over like a mad man.


This is his pre-scream face, caught right before letting out a good one. He's screamed more in the five and a half months he's been alive than the two and a half years Molly's been alive. Boys. Are. So. Different.

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For awhile now I've been trying to get a good shot of his toes, but because he's ALWAYS moving, and my camera doesn't rock in low light, it's really hard to do.


So thank-you, Creator, for the little rays of light this morning that shown perfectly through the living room window so that I could forever have his little toes to look at and to remember.


Have a great weekend! We have a good one in store.

~Margaret

Friday, February 3, 2012

Big changes can be good changes.

Big changes going down around here. For the first time in 35 years there will not be a Brame working at Carey Electric. Which means Marshal got a new job, which means house hunting, which means moving! VERY overwhelming. Very good. Very scary. I just don't quite know how I feel right now.


These have been goals of ours for awhile now and we knew eventually we'd move, but now that it's actually happening and that the next step is putting our house on the market, I'm absolutely terrified.


Yesterday I might of had a mini freak out moment and I just needed to turn my mind off until I could make decisions without using too much emotion. I bundled up the babes and we went outside so I could clear my mind.



Not only did the fresh air help clear my mind, but watching Molly play and run through the yard helped give me perspective and it made me refocus and remember why we're doing this.


We've put a lot of work, time and money into our house and leaving it this early is going to be hard, especially if it doesn't pay off. But I realized, or more like remembered, that this decision isn't for me...it's for our children.



Today I woke up feeling rejuvenated and enthusiastic for these changes. It's going to be hard, especially the leaving part, but as long as we're together I'll be perfectly happy.


Her 'smile for the camera' kills me.

More to come later!

~Margaret